Department of Employment
Down from 8.7% in January
State officials say a backlog of jobless benefits is being cleared as a new computer system comes online.
Nevada has added two phone lines for people to file weekly jobless benefit claims as the state tries to bring a new computer system online.
Nevada’s unemployment rate rose to 9.6 percent in June despite better than expected job growth.
Nevada’s unemployment has dropped to 10.2% in December. Officials with the state Department of Employment, Rehabilitation and Training say the number is down from 10.8% in November.
Plenty of unemployed Nevadans have run out of benefits.
State economists say Nevada’s jobless rate fell to 12 percent in March, down from 12.3 percent the month earlier.
Nevada’s unemployment rate fell in January. The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says the overall jobless rate dropped from 14-point-nine percent in December, to 14-point-two percent in January. Las Vegas’ unemployment rate also […]